The La Liga tie at Reale Arena on Sunday sees home side Real Sociedad welcome Real Madrid.
To see all of our predictions, user poll & stats for Real Sociedad v Real Madrid, scroll down including the latest game odds.
Real Sociedad head into this fixture following on from a 1-1 La Liga draw versus Real Valladolid.
In that game, Real Sociedad managed 60% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Real Sociedad was Roberto López (60'). For their opponents, Real Valladolid got 8 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Michel Herrero (39') was the scorer for Real Valladolid.
Txuri-urdin have not been the best at stopping their opponents recently, but they’ve also managed to convert their own chances into goals. Over their last 6 matches, Txuri-urdin have been punished defensively in 5 of them as well as managing to get on the scoresheet in 5 of those games. We will find out if that trend will end up being continued on here.
Leading up to this clash, Real Sociedad:
- have not emerged victorious against Real Madrid CF in their previous 2 league games.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league games.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Manchester City in Champions League action, Real Madrid and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Real Madrid managed 45% possession and 9 shots on goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Real Madrid was Karim Benzema (28'). For their opponents, Manchester City had 19 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Raheem Sterling (9') and Gabriel Jesus (68') scored for Manchester City.
Over the course of their previous six outings, Real Madrid have bagged a tally of 10 goals. Los Blancos have also managed to score in every single one of those games. During those fixtures, their defenders have seen 6 goals go against them.
Heading into this contest, Real Madrid are unbeaten in their previous 5 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings going back to 10/02/2018, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Real Sociedad winning 3 of those games, Real Madrid 3 and 0 being drawn in regulation time.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 27 overall at an average of 4.5 goals per meeting.
The last league clash between these clubs was LaLiga match day 30 on 21/06/2020 when it finished Real Sociedad 1-2 Real Madrid.
In that game, Real Sociedad managed 51% possession and 10 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Mikel Merino (83').
On the other side, Real Madrid had 10 shots on goal with 6 on target. Sergio Ramos (50') and Karim Benzema (70') scored.
The referee was Javier Estrada Fernández.
Here, we’re thinking that Real Sociedad might have a difficult job to see themselves scoring against this Real Madrid outfit who we think might gain the upper hand.
We therefore fancy a good tussle with a 0-1 winning margin for Real Madrid at the end of this one.
Let’s see how this one goes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Reale Arena (39,500)
Captain: Asier Illarramendi
Chairman: Jokin Aperribay
Manager: Imanol Alguacil
Competitions: LaLiga position 6